Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices opened in positive on Friday.
The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 28,412.89 points on Thursday, opened higher at 28,520.30. Minutes into trading, it was 28,579.07 points, up 166.18 points or 0.58 per cent.
At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-scrip Nify, which had closed at 8,742.55 points, was quoting at 8,790.25 points, up 47.40 points or 0.55 per cent.
On Thursday, the Sensex was up 40.66 points or 0.14 per cent at the closing.
In the day’s trade, the barometer 30-scrip sensitive index touched a high of 28,454.02 points and a low of 28,311.11 points. The Nifty was up by 15.95 points or 0.18 percent.
Two key indices on Thursday had closed on a flat-to-positive note as value buying at lower levels aided the key indices in paring their losses.
On Friday, Asian shares were showing a positive trend ahead of next week’s key central bank meetings in Japan and the US.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 was trading in green, up 0.38 per cent, Hang Seng up by 0.62 per cent while South Korea’s Kospi was also up by 0.39 per cent.
Overnight, the US and European markets remained positive as Nasdaq closed in green, up by 70.92 points and FTSE 100 soared 56.99 points.